May 21, 2018 11:40 AM

Scratch-and-sniff U.S. stamps coming June 20

The Frozen Treats set of 10 U.S. stamps scheduled to be issued June 20 will be treated with a scratch-and-sniff feature that releases a sweet scent.

May 21, 2018 09:45 AM

Two U.S. nuclear-powered ships named ‘Savannah’

The cover for the launching of NS Savannah is franked with the 1944 3¢ depicting the steamship of the same name, plus the 1955 3¢ Atoms for Peace issue (Scott 1070).

May 21, 2018 08:00 AM

Thinking outside the auction publicity box; Siegel pitches William H. Gross story to writers

Not only will such articles benefit the sales, but publicity for stamp collecting in the popular press is a great win for the hobby, too.

May 18, 2018 09:30 AM

June 9 U.S. commemorative stamp honors Flag Act of 1818

The Flag Act of 1818 forever changed how Americans view the most familiar and beloved symbol of their country.

May 18, 2018 07:30 AM

John Lennon varieties dominate the headlines: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, the results of the Linn's 2017 United States stamp popularity poll were announced.

May 17, 2018 08:00 PM

Zais confirmed by Senate, resigns as APS president

Mick Zais, elected APS president in 2016, resigned that position after he was confirmed May 16 as deputy secretary of the Department of Education.

May 17, 2018 05:15 PM

July 4 celebration for U.S. O Beautiful stamp set

Photographs of amber waves of grain and mountain majesties are among the 20 images on the O Beautiful stamp set scheduled for a July 4 issue date.

May 17, 2018 04:00 PM

Covers sent from stamp dealers do not deserve the bad rap they receive

Purists in the world of postal history sometimes look down their noses at covers sent from stamp dealers.

May 16, 2018 11:00 AM

Winter birds soar into spotlight Sept. 22

The U.S. Postal Service has announced the Birds in Winter stamp dedication event will take place in Vermont on Sept. 22.

May 16, 2018 07:00 AM

WWI stamp ceremony set for Kansas City, Mo.

The U.S. Postal Service has announced the World War I: Turning the Tide stamp dedication event will take place July 27.

May 15, 2018 05:00 PM

New ‘Stamp of the Century’ book explores the Inverted Jenny stamp, owners, airmail

Interviews with descendents of owners of the Inverted Jenny error helped unearth never-before heard stories that added to the lore of the stamp.

May 15, 2018 10:45 AM

Art of Magic FDOI date, location revealed

The five forever stamp designs celebrating magic will have a first-day ceremony on Aug. 7 in Las Vegas, Nev.

May 14, 2018 10:45 AM

Cachets document unusual ways to move the mail in the 20th century

Unusual methods of moving the mails, including an indoor aquatic balloon post, explored again by U.S. Notes columnist John M. Hotchner.

May 14, 2018 10:00 AM

Results of the 2017 Linn’s U.S. stamp popularity poll

The results of the 2017 Linn’s United States Stamp Popularity Poll have been tabulated, and voters gave a decisive win to the Total Solar Eclipse stamp.

May 11, 2018 07:00 AM

The 2017 Flag forever ATM pane is a good buy: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we learned that double prints are widely misunderstood among modern stamp collectors.

May 10, 2018 02:20 PM

New U.S. high-denominations; first responders honored

New United States stamps announced for 2018 include a set of three Statue of Freedom high-denomination issues, and a First Responders forever stamp.

May 10, 2018 01:45 PM

Four varieties for U.S. John Lennon stamp

The United States John Lennon forever stamp will be issued Sept. 7 in various gradient colors, creating four collectible major varieties.

May 07, 2018 08:30 AM

USPS, cachetmakers address Postal Service’s cacheted first-day covers

The United States Postal Service provided additional information about the cacheted covers it produced for two recent stamp issues.

May 05, 2018 11:00 AM

Get creative and caption this 1989 $2.40 Raising of the Flag on the Lunar Surface stamp

The important thing is to use your sense of humor, because entries with a humorous twist have the best chance of winning a prize.

May 04, 2018 08:00 AM

Double prints simulated by tagging ghosts

A recent submission to one of the expertizing services brought up a common misunderstanding regarding modern United States stamps.

May 03, 2018 01:30 PM

Emperor goose acrylic painting wins junior duck stamp contest

Eighteen-year-old artist Rayen Kang, a student from Johns Creek, Ga., took top honors in the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2018-19 junior duck stamp contest.

May 02, 2018 02:00 PM

Scott numbers issued for Mister Rogers, STEM stamps

These new Scott catalog numbers were assigned to U.S. and U.N. stamps issued during the past month.

May 02, 2018 08:00 AM

Chicago’s June 1-3 Compex show in River Grove; Illinois statehood is show theme

Compex 2018, the stamp show of the Combined Philatelic Exhibition of Chicagoland Inc., will take place June 1-3 at a new location, Guerin College Prep, 8001 W. Belmont Ave., River Grove, Ill.

May 01, 2018 03:15 PM

Aug. 11 issue date for red stamp celebrating airmail

The red companion to the blue U.S. Airmail forever stamp issued May 1 will have its own first-day ceremony on Aug. 11, in College Park, Md.

May 01, 2018 03:06 PM

Flag forever stamp ATM pane a good buy

The stamps, on thin paper, have gauge 11¼ by 10¾ serpentine die cuts on two, three or four sides.

May 01, 2018 02:30 PM

Flag Day parade to host Flag Act stamp ceremony

June 9 is the scheduled issue date for a U.S. forever stamp commemorating the 1818 Flag Act. A first-day ceremony will take place in Appleton, Wis.

May 01, 2018 10:20 AM

U.S. stamps featuring Frozen Treats June 20

The first-day ceremony for the Frozen Treats set of 10 forever stamps will take place June 20 at a children’s museum in Austin, Texas.